MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, has announced that Cambridge Industries Group (CIG) has selected its G.hn Wave-2 chipsets to build four new products that help carriers address the gigabit home-networking market, the company said.
CIG is a global original design manufacturer / joint design manufacturer (ODM / JDM) based in Shanghai with US headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.
The new family of products developed by CIG address multiple needs of the global market:
For service providers that plan to use in-home coaxial cables for broadband delivery, the WF-802CW (802.11ac dual-band 2×2 Wi-Fi extender) and the WF-802C (Ethernet adapter) rely on MaxLinear´s G.hn Wave-2 technology to deliver up to 2 Gbps over any coaxial cable, without requiring point-of-entry filters or splitter replacement.
For service providers that prefer the ease of use of powerline networking, the WF-802GW (802.11ac dual-band 2×2 Wi-Fi extender) and the WF-802G (Ethernet adapter) use MaxLinear G.hn Wave-2 technology to deliver gigabit-speed services that consumers can easily install by plugging into any home socket.
CIG´s G.hn products enable consumers and carriers to address the challenges of whole-home Wi-Fi delivery including overcoming attenuation by walls and other construction material, interference from neighboring Wi-Fi networks, and other issues. By using CIG´s G.hn products as an always-on wired backhaul, CIG´s Wi-Fi extenders provide a more robust Wi-Fi experience that can deliver 4K video to any room without buffering delays or packet drops.
All CIG G.hn products include Gigabit Ethernet ports, multiple LEDs that display connectivity and security status, and can be installed by any user at the push of a button. CIG G.hn products are certified by HomeGrid Forum, which provides carriers and consumers with guarantees of interoperability with other certified G.hn products.
These new G.hn products are part of CIG´s HomeMeshâ¢ offering, which provides users with a total home networking solution with stable connections, low latency, seamless roaming, and high throughput that crosses multiple wireless and wireline media. In addition, CIG´s HomeMeshâ¢ software platform and mobile app offer users a convenient and unified configuration and user experience for their pay-as-it-grows-based home network.
MaxLinear is a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, visit www.maxlinear.com.
CIG is a global SDN / NFV networking equipment manufacturer based in Shanghai (China) with US headquarters in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA). CIG is a privately held company founded by Gerald G. Wong in 2005, with a focus on developing and manufacturing PON, home-networking (routers, Wi-Fi, G.hn and MoCA APs, etc.) and Carrier Ethernet switching products. For more information, visit www.cambridgeig.com.